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Lather, Rinse and Repeat but still decent,
This review is from: On A Wild Night: Number 9 in series (Bar Cynster) (Paperback)
All the Cynster books are exactly the same: Dashing, Oh so scandalous Cynster is determined never to marry anyone but meets "unique, independent" girl immediately declares he will marry her for no reason at all and spends the rest of the book trying to get her to agree whilst sleeping with her, despite the fact that he usually only realises he's actually in love with her near the end.
I did have hopes that this book featuring a Lady Cynster as the main character would break the mould a little, but no. Dexter is pretty much a Cynster with a different name, right down to their habit of being totally posessive of their potential future wives and steamrollering any and all discussion with her, without having an actual reason for wanting to marry her other than he just does and the sex. Though I did enjoy the "Bar Cynster vs Dexter" scene it didn't exactly ring true that they'd be so encouraging with continued assignations.
Amanda Cynster came out of this somewhat annoyingly, half scheming shrew, half naive nitwit. Things started out interestingly when she appears to want to explore the wilder side of life but quickly turns into a traditional Laurens heroine. She spends half the book stalking him in an effort to get him to propose and when he does she refuses for reasons that aren't that much more scandalous than have happened in many of the other books in this series.
As for the "Mystery scandal". I guessed the culprit right away and I suck at whodunits, exactly the same guy as in most of the other ones. Can't the villain sometimes be someone else other than the "respectable" member of the families?
This book is much better than it's "twin", there isn't a (boring!) 10 page sex scene quite so often and you can feel their connection more than many Laurens h/h sexcapades. Amanda is also a slightly more interesting character than Amelia. Worth a read if you like Cynster novels but they are certainly not improving as the series goes on.
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Initial post: 26 Jun 2008 18:27:58 BDT
A. Rose says:
I very much agree with your review... especially about the lack of a need for the ten page sex scene. It doesn't add anything to the story, and you do find yourself skippinbg through until you get back to the plot...
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